What does Bhagavad Gita say about happiness?

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Bhagavad Gita says about Happiness ‘one who is not connected with God can neither have steady mind nor transcendental intelligence which means their no possibility of peace in their life’.

What does Bhagavad Gita say about happiness?

One who is happy lives the moment of every second, doesn’t worries about past or future. Lives every second, you feel every second. The things you like most, you didn’t think about time and situation. But when you are doing things in which you are not interested, every second seems impossible to live.

Types of Happiness

1. Happiness in mode of Goodness ( Sattvik) :

When we work for the higher goal and not for temporary flinching happiness . In starting we might control our senses , mind ,  follow rules and regulations  but in end we get to taste nectar.
Example :  when we do meditation, Yoga , and reading scriptures . In starting we may not like but when we continue to do. We attain the position where we get the nectar out of it and other material happiness cannot be compared of.

2. Happiness in mode of passion (Rajasik) :

Examples like do whatever our Mind says and fulfill senses to the extent and not focused on long term goal and happiness . This will happiness for sure but that will be very flinching and in end this will give suffering.

3. Happiness in mode of ignorance (Tamasik) :

Laziness , Sleep , Hurting others , Uncleanliness habits, lie all comes under this category . This might seems that this is giving happiness but we are in complete illusion. Neither these things give happiness while engaging in them nor in the end. So try to restrain from these activities. But one out of illusion only think that he is in happiness.

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Bhagavad Gita verses ( 14.37 , 14.38 , 14.39)

yat tad agre viṣam iva
pariṇāme ’mṛtopamam
tat sukhaṁ sāttvikaṁ proktam

That which in the beginning may be just like poison but at the end is just like nectar and which awakens one to self-realization is said to be happiness in the mode of goodness.

yat tad agre ’mṛtopamam
pariṇāme viṣam iva
tat sukhaṁ rājasaṁ smṛtam

That happiness which is derived from contact of the senses with their objects and which appears like nectar at first but poison at the end is said to be of the nature of passion.

yad agre cānubandhe ca
sukhaṁ mohanam ātmanaḥ
tat tāmasam udāhṛtam

And that happiness which is blind to self-realization, which is delusion from beginning to end and which arises from sleep, laziness and illusion is said to be of the nature of ignorance.

Hare Krishna 🙏🏻

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